In 1939, Jean Bugatti was hard at work on the Type 64 Coupe. A total of three examples were started, but only one received completed bodywork before the designer's death during a Type 57 road test. Now the Mullin Automotive Museum is out to finish what Bugatti started all those years ago. Using many of the same coachbuilding techniques employed by the French automaker in the late '30s, the museum has all but finished constructing the body.

Naked of paint and lounging under the California sun, the Type 64 looks as if it has just rolled out of our ancestors' vision for the future. Its papillion doors and dramatic, reaching front fenders are as elegant now as they were when Bugatti first sketched them 73 years ago. Take a closer look for yourself by clicking through the photo gallery.

And if you missed the Quail Motorsports Gathering, don't sweat it. The Mullin Automotive Museum plans to display the car at its Oxnard, California facility starting this fall.


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      sundude
      • 2 Years Ago
      The family and I are currently on vacation in the Monterey Peninsula. We saw this very car being transported via flatbed just the other day, as we were heading to dinner. One sweet vehicle!!
      thecaswellagency
      • 1 Year Ago
      The original designer's drawings are posted on the wall at the Mullin Museum. The designer was John Caswell, a graduate of Art Center College of Design in Pasadena, CA. John is now a designer at Ford in Dearborn, MI. I wish he was still involved by supervising the actual build. I think the car would turn out even better than it is if he was allowed to apply the same "designer's eye" to the actual construction.
      Worx2749
      • 2 Years Ago
      It is gorgeous, but can you imagine the blind spots? I'd stay away from urban interstates,
      thecaswellagency
      • 1 Year Ago
      Please note that thecaswellagency is not John Caswell talking about himself. We are related. He is not writing about himself. We're just proud of what he has accomplished in this car.
      Teleny411
      • 2 Years Ago
      Can you imagine how bad azz this would have been in 1939? It's so sinister & sexy!!!